(Cincinnati, Ohio) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati seized a large shipment of methamphetamine from Mexico earlier this month.
On June 1, a shipment containing “industrial cylinders” was stopped when CBP Narcotic Detector Dog Betty alerted officers of the package.
The shipment was inspected after inconsistencies with the density of the shipment during an x-ray exam were found. Inside the package, there was a large metal cylinder with two threaded plugs. After removing the plug, a white powder in plastic was found in the cylinder. This powder was tested and was confirmed methamphetamine.
“CBP has a world-class workforce reinforcing the continuity of our national security and supporting our international law enforcement counterparts,” said CBP Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie. “Our officers in Cincinnati work round the clock to ensure the safety of Americans and people around the world.”
The cylinder and drugs weighed a total of approximately 71 pounds. The final destination of the package was marked as a private residence in Fitzroy, Australia.
Source: Eagle Country Online
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